Koth will not seek reelection in 2021
By City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Wisconsin Rapids District 5 Alder Steve Koth will not seek reelection in the 2021 spring election.
Koth submitted his non-candidacy papers on Sept. 11.
“This has been a hard decision to make. Although at times it has been challenging, I have, overall enjoyed my time on the city council,” said Koth. “It has been a pleasure to see projects completed, like the aquatic center, the upgrades to our city parks, or just being able to help a resident with a concern. The challenges have been great opportunities to learn and just in the time on the council the really shows you the whole picture as to what goes into making a decision.
“I am making this announcement at this time so if there is anyone who may be interested in running for the seat, they will have time to consider and plan for it. Anyone who wishes to run for the seat will have to go to the city clerk’s office and file candidacy papers.”
District 5 residents interested in serving District 5 may file candidacy papers with the city clerk. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, and must not have a criminal record.
Koth said that interested individuals who have questions about the position may reach out to him for assistance.
“In closing, it truly has been an honor to serve the citizens of Wisconsin Rapids. It has certainly been an experience that I will not forget, you truly learn a lot in serving on city council. I would also like to say thank you to the citizens who reside in my district for allowing me the opportunity to serve and represent them on the council for the last six years,” Koth added.
“This doesn’t mean that I am done with politics completely, I might run for something else in the future. But for now, I feel it’s best to step aside and give someone else the opportunity to serve on the city council.”